College Costs in Pennsylvania

The 2023 Directory of Pennsylvania Colleges and Prices

Pennsylvania Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

How much does it cost to attend college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Pennsylvania was $23,916 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $8,786 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Pennsylvania amongst the costliest as the 5th most expensive and 48th most affordable state or district to attend college. This is a change of ($47) from the 2019-2020 average of $23,963 and represents a -0.2% annual decline. The list of Pennsylvania colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 187 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 73,028 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $18,368. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $63,216.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Pennsylvania colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Pennsylvania or cheap Pennsylvania colleges guide.

<Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Explore Pennsylvania Colleges

School Tuition Rating Value
Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

$34,990 48 42
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

$7,716 41 12
Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

$34,000 65 64
Erie Business Center Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$9,360 NA NA
Erie Business Center New Castle

New Castle, Pennsylvania

$6,270 NA NA
Erie Institute of Technology Inc

Erie, Pennsylvania

$12,356 NA NA
Fortis Institute Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania

$12,947 NA NA
Fortis Institute Forty Fort

Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

$16,738 NA NA
Fortis Institute Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

$25,384 NA NA
Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

$63,216 NA NA
Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

$33,560 58 65
Geneva College

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

$29,160 NA NA
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

$59,960 84 88
Gratz College

Melrose Park, Pennsylvania

$18,792 NA NA
Gwynedd Mercy College

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

$35,344 57 54
Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

$26,600 NA NA
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$6,795 NA NA
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$23,900 NA NA
Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania

$60,442 92 96
Holy Family University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$30,590 53 71